Having turned 50 this year...
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I turned 50 in June. Hardly seems possible to be this age, but I am grateful for it. I hope that I live another 50 years. God willing.
I did not meet the goal I set for myself to weigh my goal weight by my 50th birthday. In fact I gained about 50 pounds back after I lost about 70. I do not want to gain another pound, so I have come back in hopes that I will be able to lose this weight once again.
I am trying my best not to feel discouraged.
I simply cannot keep weighing this much. I hurt all over from carrying around nearly 100 extra pounds! My body aches and my feet hurt. My knees and ankles are bad. I am existing in an exhausted state, possibly from sleep apnea. Apparently I am a heavy snorer, but that wasn't such a problem when I was down 50 pounds from this weight. I am supposed to have a sleep study, but I am not thrilled about the idea.
My health is my motivator now. I had a check up yesterday and was told that I am still relatively healthy. I await the results of the blood work so I know my cholesterol levels and such. I even scheduled a mammogram. So far, so good. Most of my complaints can be solved with diet and exercise.
So... here I go again. I want to lose between 82 -98 pounds so that I will weigh between 169 (my original goal) and 185 (a more realistic goal).
A week ago I stopped eating meat, and I have made an effort to add some walking to my daily routine. I think I will start recording my food in a journal. I would do it on here, but I find that difficult as I don't have access to a computer at home.
I am going to change things up on here too. I need to join some different teams to see if I can find an active one that will support the new and improved me losing weight. Let me know if you have any ideas for me.
I have missed my friends here, and hope that I can once again reconnect with them.
Peace and Blessings!